Muscle Relaxant

Muscle relaxants are usually referred to as skeletal muscle relaxants. They act directly through the central nervous system and reduces the spasm of the muscles. They are used to reduce soreness and pain caused due to sprains and muscle injury. Baclofen and Tizanidine are commonly used muscle relaxants to treat muscle spasms.

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I have neck spasm and difficulty in walking. Please help.

Query: Hello, I weigh 39 kg and I am 31 years old. I have lost two kilograms in the last two months. I am having spasm in the neck since 2 months. It started when I had sudden sneezing and was not able to move the neck soon after that. Neck movements got restricted. I consulted a doctor and took tablet...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Whole event started with a sneezing after which you developed muscular spasm in the neck. You took pregabalin for neuropathic pain but due to its side effect you discontinued.  After that you had physiotherapy and developed other neurological symptoms and you...  Read Full »

Why do I lower back pain and unable to put pressure on my legs to walk?

Query: Hi doctor,I have severe lower back pain. I am unable to put pressure on my legs to walk. Before three weeks, I was lifting a dog into my car. After that, I got a sharp pain in my lower back. It went away after two days. Today, I was lifting my two-year-old child into an inflatable tube. I had the sa...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need an examination to determine whether it is a back strain or sciatica from a pinched nerve. Please mention whether you have any numbness and weakness in your legs apart from the pain while walking. Please mention whether you have bladder control. Please menti...  Read Full »

Please suggest medicines for pain near the spine and shoulder.

Query: Hi doctor,My grandmother is 66 years old. She is having severe back pain near the spine and shoulder pain for the past two days. She used a painkiller but there is no relief. Please suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Patel Tejashkumar Govindbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention the history of trauma. Please mention the exact location of pain whether it is located in the back or radiates to the leg. Please mention whether your grandmother has a history of tingling and numbness.   Read Full »

What can cause chest with dull backache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. I have left chest tightness and some discomfort for the past twenty days. I had done ECG (electrocardiogram), echo (echocardiogram), and TMT (treadmill test). All the tests are normal. But this discomfort happens every time continuously. I have a dull ache in the back,...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good to know your cardiac workup is fine. As you have vitamin D deficiency, take vitamin D supplements. Tell me about the pain. Is there any history of trauma or heavy load-bearing? What makes pain decrease, and what makes it go worse? Does it occur with rest? Doe...  Read Full »

Why can I not sit longer than 20 minutes without my butt paining?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in my butt while sitting. I cannot sit for more than twenty minutes. I feel to have a burning and pricking sensation. Sometimes I feel the pain between anus and perineum. I do not have pain or blood while passing stool. I have pain only on the right side or right buttock. I s...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It can be due to musculoskeletal pain. The pain arises from the muscles and bones. It does not have any association with the gut. I suggest you take some muscle relaxants to get relief from pain. You can take tablet Paracetamol three times a day for three to five days t...  Read Full »

I have constant headache along with pain in back and neck after gym workout. Please help me.

Query: Hi doctor,I had a gym workout including abdominal workout and back squats on an Olympic bar. I started to have headaches and it got increased from moderate to pounding and it lasted for two days. It was accompanied by neck and upper back pain. Most importantly, I had pain just below the sternum and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about the pain that started after doing exercise. The symptoms you are describing seem to be due to cervical spondylitis. Due to the spasm of neck muscles, there is pain in the upper part of the body and headache. You need a short term treatment by ta...  Read Full »

What are the causes of lower abdominal pain in men?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is 28 years old. He has had lower abdominal pain since two months. I have marked the paining area in the attached picture. He has pain in the area just behind this in the back also. The pain is mild about 0.5 in 10 scale and sometimes 2 or 3 out of 10. There is a mild burning ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan. G

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at your husband's urine routine examination report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is very clear that it is unlikely to be UTI in any form. I think the groin pain could be non-specific. It may be related to your posture, nature of work, etc. I...  Read Full »

What can be done for my mom's back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My 62 year old mother has been experiencing lower back pain for the last two to three days. She did some heavy work in the kitchen a few days ago and developed these symptoms. She has been taking one or two Crocin a day and using a hot bath, but that does not help much. Please suggest a s...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com We are here to help you. Your mother seems to be suffering from either muscular back pain or prolapsed intervertebral disc compression. I would advise you to get an MRI lumbo-sacral spine to rule out these issues. If you have any such issues, then you would be treated acco...  Read Full »

What causes calf pain after taking a long walk?

Query: Hello doctor, I walked for around 10 km two days back. I am not a habitual walker. I felt cramp twice in my right leg during first 3 km and after stretching it was better. Then I consumed fair amount of water. But, after 24 hours I got severe pain in calf muscles and there is slight swelling. Plea...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having fatigued muscle due to over exercise by an unaccustomed muscle. You can take muscle relaxant with anti-inflammatory and also apply some analgesic gel to the calf muscle. Heat and massage therapy will help in early resolution of symptoms. You should only...  Read Full »

I have pain that radiates from my back to the thigh. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old woman. I am suffering from a radiating pain that spreads from back to the lower half of the body. I have this issue since a year. It aggravates when I ride bike. Occasionally, the pain may also radiate upward. If I keep hard item then I get some relief. I am takin...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptom profile with long duration of pain unsettled after muscle relaxant points towards disc herniation as a probable etiology. You need to visit an orthopedic surgeon for neurological examination to look for signs of neurological impairment and get an MRI sc...  Read Full »

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